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02-01-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,647
Posted By pcb

Since somebody else saved me from myself by...

Since somebody else saved me from myself by buying this, just wanted to point out how cool the fixed conversion was done.

First thing to notice is the builder used a lower-than-usual dropout...
01-02-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By pcb

FS: '76 Strawberry/DiNucci Road Frame/Fork, 61.5st x 57.0tt

Price drop to $1,000.

'76 Strawberry/DiNucci Road frame/fork, 61.5st x 57.0tt: $1,000 pickup/paypal'd NJ metro; conti USA shipping OK with shipping arrangement/payment by buyer. Priced for...
Replies: 15
Views: 957
Posted By pcb

Highest net would likely be selling individual...

Highest net would likely be selling individual items on ebay, I'd reckon $100-$125ea or so, maybe a little higher for the rder and calipers, less for the fder and brake levers. I wouldn't expect much...
12-04-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 59,209
Posted By pcb

And the weird 1x '74 Harry Quinn, which has seen...

And the weird 1x '74 Harry Quinn, which has seen a bunch of different builds and is an unphotographed Campy/S-A S3X build at the moment, will hang out for a while longer. Likely ditch the S3X for...
12-04-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 59,209
Posted By pcb

'72 Hetchins Italia should get prepped and go on...

'72 Hetchins Italia should get prepped and go on the block soon...

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12-04-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 59,209
Posted By pcb

This JP Weigle was built for a sea captain in...

This JP Weigle was built for a sea captain in '81, was moored here for a little while but recently found a new berth in California.

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Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By pcb

Similar frame w/50th Anniv sold on ebay for...

Similar frame w/50th Anniv sold on ebay for $2,500 shipped.

Similar frame w/less panto than yours sold on ebay for $1,000 shipped. Very loud, fresh paint maybe? Don't want to insult anybody, but...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,225
Posted By pcb

Seems to me you could buy the same frame in a...

Seems to me you could buy the same frame in a size that fits you, that's not a limited edition, has no gold and is very clean for $300-$400 tops. So the question kinda becomes is it worth it to you...
10-18-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,585
Posted By pcb

Kato pewter belt buckle: ...

Kato pewter belt buckle:

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Fuji pewter belt buckle:

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...
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By pcb

I am almost 100% +1 on this. Just keep in...

I am almost 100% +1 on this.

Just keep in mind that though it may not be hard to find an equivalent and clean Japanese bicycle at $300-$400, there are a lot fewer clean touring versions out there....
10-16-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,689
Posted By pcb

'98 Rivendell Road Custom/Joe Starck ...

'98 Rivendell Road Custom/Joe Starck

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Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By pcb

These are nice frames, they are uncommon, and...

These are nice frames, they are uncommon, and they are sought after. I know more than a couple of folks who consider it/them to be among the nicest-riding frames they've ever had.

I would've...
10-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By pcb

Little bit of a caustic lye soak and that...

Little bit of a caustic lye soak and that seatpost will be, as Scotty wisely said: "No tribble t'all."
10-14-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,141
Posted By pcb

And for the wrap-up, a pair of 1x restomod '82...

And for the wrap-up, a pair of 1x restomod '82 Columbines, also just posted a little further below in the "New classic frame" thread. The green Columbine has been modestly upgraded, will probably...
10-14-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,141
Posted By pcb

'83 DiNucci Sportif, w/Brian Baylis paint, 1x...

'83 DiNucci Sportif, w/Brian Baylis paint, 1x build & imperfectly fendered:
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10-14-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,141
Posted By pcb

One of my faves, recently sold, this '78 Kvale...

One of my faves, recently sold, this '78 Kvale had at least a couple different brifter builds under my tent. I don't recall ever giving it a vintage build? This went back to the previous owner, which...
10-14-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,141
Posted By pcb

'74 Harry Quinn Tourist, 1x SRAM build. Likely...

'74 Harry Quinn Tourist, 1x SRAM build. Likely built for either 5spd or internal gear use, the frame only has one shifter bz-on, left side, so a resto 1x build is kinda natural. This is one build...
10-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,915
Posted By pcb

Evolution...Devolution...A Tale, based on one of...

Evolution...Devolution...A Tale, based on one of my faves, a nice silver/gold-brown '82 Columbine Sport-Tour frameset.

I AM DEVO!!!!!!! Except when I'm not.

Also note the kissin' cousin...
10-12-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,915
Posted By pcb

I had some dialog with Panasonic USA a few years...

I had some dialog with Panasonic USA a few years ago, after running into two exploratory Pana Japan staffers manning an actual booth at NAHBS. Since this was a few years back, I'm definitely not...
10-06-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By pcb

Not sure if I was clear, and I'm sleepy, but the...

Not sure if I was clear, and I'm sleepy, but the bolt swap is a pain for dual-pivot calipers. It's not the simple "remove two nuts, unspring and extract" procedure from single pivots. Tiny setscrew...
10-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By pcb

TL;DR: Tektro R313 39-52mm dual-pivot calipers in...

TL;DR: Tektro R313 39-52mm dual-pivot calipers in black are available in the US, here's a link to a rear caliper at Ben's. I'll assume they also sell fronts. You'll need to reverse them front/right...
Replies: 54
Views: 5,174
Posted By pcb

Oooh, I'm downsizing, too, so I'm not asking for...

Oooh, I'm downsizing, too, so I'm not asking for me, but what size is your Witcomb USA? I'd think that might generate some interest amongst those who still have room for just one more...

PB
10-02-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By pcb

If the headset overhang interferes with access to...

If the headset overhang interferes with access to the caliper wrench flats, I usually just add a bushing between the caliper and fork crown so I can center the caliper without dropping the wheel. No...
09-19-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,587
Posted By pcb

Hmmm, 5 is a tough number. Lots of builders I...

Hmmm, 5 is a tough number. Lots of builders I like left off the table. Would definitely want Jim Merz on there, but decided to go with the last 3 because they're all still building.

1. Brian...
07-20-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By pcb

It was definitely a time and a place. I was...

It was definitely a time and a place.

I was serious about my new-fangled fat-tube obsession at the time. The reason I was desperate for a bike in Japan was because the brand-new Klein Performance...
07-19-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By pcb

Japanese Steel From The Wayback Machine: '83 Fuji - Fukaya

Just found a couple of old-timey pix I hadn't seen in a long while, and hadn't ever scanned, from my first Japan sojourn. This would've been '83-'84 or so.

I was desperate for a bike, and the...
07-12-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By pcb

The TA-350 was an aid to encourage correct...

The TA-350 was an aid to encourage correct freewheel spacing. This was very helpful when a single freewheel body could be built in multiple configurations, especially when many of the cogs were...
07-07-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By pcb

WTB: Anybody Have A Couple Of Suntour Bottles FS?

Anybody have a couple Suntour bottles in decent shape for purchase? Color's not very important, as long as they ain't fugly, and I'd like to have two matching bottles if possible.

I've been...
07-07-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By pcb

I dunno, I suppose it could be environmental, or...

I dunno, I suppose it could be environmental, or the luck of the draw, but all 3 of my current Fuji frames are well-peppered. '74 Newest, '80 America, '84 Touring Series IV. Not as bad as the one...
07-06-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,016
Posted By pcb

Such a lovely bicycle....................

Such a lovely bicycle....................
07-06-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By pcb

Very, very nice! So hard to find vintage Fujis...

Very, very nice! So hard to find vintage Fujis with good chrome.
06-14-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By pcb

Crumpy just had his 88th birthday, and he can...

Crumpy just had his 88th birthday, and he can absolutely motor.
06-14-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,239
Posted By pcb

Free? Freeee? Refund? Reeefund? Well, then,...

Free? Freeee? Refund? Reeefund?

Well, then, don't you deserve some cas$h anyway for your pain and suffering, or at least for your inconvenience? :p
06-14-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,239
Posted By pcb

Just want to give a tip-o-the-hat to Insidious C...

Just want to give a tip-o-the-hat to Insidious C for offering a full refund on an item he warned scarlson might fail. Also a chapeau to scarlson for saying he knew the job was dangerous when he took...
06-14-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,984
Posted By pcb

I understand where you're coming from, your frame...

I understand where you're coming from, your frame of reference. And I understand your frustration, thinking that all somebody has to do is place a few ads, and like with your car parts, you'd be...
06-13-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,239
Posted By pcb

I'm giving myself a bit of agida about this. ...

I'm giving myself a bit of agida about this.

Easiest/quickest on the 614 would be a Soma Champs Elysees 1" caliper fork. New top headset stack, new stem, so redo/rewrap at least half a bar. $230...
06-13-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,239
Posted By pcb

There are non-tanged forks that aren't death...

There are non-tanged forks that aren't death forks, it's this specific Ishiwata fork model detailed in this post that's the problem.
06-13-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,117
Posted By pcb

Many things are possible given enough time,...

Many things are possible given enough time, money, mechanical aptitude and proper tools. Whether something is worth doing is another story.

If you google "derailleur hanger for horizontal dropout"...
06-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,400
Posted By pcb

Much of the tech stuff I learned was way back...

Much of the tech stuff I learned was way back then, in a similar late-'70s to early-'80s time frame. I learned from books and non-engineer co-workers, and some/much? of it was either wrong or only...
06-13-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,984
Posted By pcb

Don. I think you're significantly underestimating...

Don. I think you're significantly underestimating the amount of time, expertise and language skills required for somebody to put together a reasonably accurate recreation of your Kofu. I'm not...
06-13-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,911
Posted By pcb

Fuji Cycle Center of NJ '80-'83 Suntour USA...

Fuji Cycle Center of NJ '80-'83
Suntour USA '85-'88
Suntour Japan '89-90
Trek Japan '90-'99
Fuji America '99-'01

Hey Jeff, Euro-Asia was my account at Suntour USA, and Bob Hansing would always...
06-12-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,239
Posted By pcb

Ugh. Very glad _you_ suffered no damage! I've...

Ugh. Very glad _you_ suffered no damage! I've seen so many photos of those forks cracking, yet it seems like nobody gets hurt. Still, makes me totally question the wisdom of not immediately changing...
06-12-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By pcb

The 3 questions to answer are: 1. How much rise...

The 3 questions to answer are:
1. How much rise is needed?
1a. Reach? Not all the stems come in a wide range of reaches; also inventory can be tight these days.
2. Do you care whether it's a...
06-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,465
Posted By pcb

I guess Deep Purple was already taken. ...

I guess Deep Purple was already taken.



Quote:
Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Prismatic Illusion Purple PSB-4629 with Baby Rockstar Sparkle PPB-6627 clearcoat
06-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,465
Posted By pcb

Thanks so much for that! Huuuuuge help.....

Thanks so much for that! Huuuuuge help.....
06-11-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,465
Posted By pcb

Kind of an out-of-left-field question, but does...

Kind of an out-of-left-field question, but does mstateglfr or anybody else have a line on a color code for this purple on this Novara? I'm having something resprayed and want to get close to this,...
06-10-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,465
Posted By pcb

If I limit this to frames built before brifters...

If I limit this to frames built before brifters hit the market, which makes sense, I'm down to only 3 now. I guess some was the herd getting whittled down a bit, and a couple/few others got...
06-10-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By pcb

And on a couple of other things discussed... ...

And on a couple of other things discussed...

I'm always a little torn now, at my advanced age, between how cool a fully period-correct machine looks and how, when I was coming up, the first thing...
06-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,963
Posted By pcb

Bianchi was usually very good about using...

Bianchi was usually very good about using correct/approved spec, including cables/casing. Beth didn't spec much lower-end product, so she had less need to squeeze pennies, and was sharp enough to...
06-09-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,666
Posted By pcb

It sounds like you've already pretty much decided...

It sounds like you've already pretty much decided it's not worth the higher asking price, and you've got plenty of other bikes to ride.

But since you asked for opinions...

I tend to shy away...
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